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Facts and Figures: Lightning score eight for second time this season

Coyotes filling the net; top line continues to power Bruins

by @NHLdotcom

The Tampa Bay Lightning became the first team to hit the eight-goal mark twice this season when they defeated the New Jersey Devils 8-3 at Amalie Arena on Tuesday.

It's the sixth time in 2018-19 that a team has scored at least eight goals in a game. This is the third season within the last 25 years to feature at least six instances of a team scoring at least eight goals in a game in October; it also happened six times last season and seven in 2006-07.

Forward Brayden Point (one goal, four assists) became the eighth Lightning player to have at least five points in a game. The only Tampa Bay player with six points in a game was defenseman Doug Crossman, who had three goals and had three assists in a 6-5 overtime win against the New York Islanders on Nov. 7, 1992.

Point is the second player in the NHL this season to have a five-point game, joining forward Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers, who had two goals and three assists in a 7-4 win against the Ottawa Senators on Oct. 10.

Video: Condensed Game: Devils @ Lightning


Coyotes rolling

The Arizona Coyotes struggled to score in their first few games. Now they're filling the net and piling up the victories.

The Coyotes (6-5-0) extended their winning streak to four games with a 5-1 victory against the Ottawa Senators at Gila River Arena on Tuesday. Five players scored for Arizona, including center Derek Stepan, whose shorthanded goal was the fifth by the Coyotes in their past three games. Arizona is the first team to score at least five shorthanded goals in a three-game span since the Chicago Blackhawks scored five in two games from Nov. 17-22, 2007.

After scoring three goals in their first five games, the Coyotes have scored 27 in their past six, going 5-1-0. The 27 goals are the most they've scored in any six-game span since they had 27 from Dec. 30, 2006, to Jan. 9, 2007.


Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak line powers Bruins

The line of Brad Marchand (two goals), Patrice Bergeron (three assists) and David Pastrnak (one goal) powered the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Tuesday.

Pastrnak's goal was his 11th, tying him with Chicago's Patrick Kane for the NHL lead. It's the second straight season two players have scored 11 goals in their team's first 12 games; Nikita Kucherov of the Lightning and John Tavares of the Islanders did it last season.

Pastrnak is the first player with 11 goals in Boston's first 12 games since Dimitri Kvartalnov in 1992-93. Bergeron, who is tied with Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins for second in the NHL with 19 points (seven goals, 12 assists), is the first Bruins player with 19 points in Boston's first 12 games since center Adam Oates in 1993-94 (five goals, 14 assists).


Aho joins Gretzky, passes Francis

Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho had an assist on Carolina's first goal in the loss to Boston, joining Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers (1982-83) and Ken Linseman of the Bruins (1985-86) as the only players in NHL history to have at least one assist in each of his team's first 12 games.

Aho's 12-game point streak from the start of the season surpassed Ron Francis' 11-game run in 1984-85 for the longest in Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers history.

*** looks at how the familiar formula of Kucherov and Stamkos reignited Tampa Bay's chemistry:

Кучеров и Стэмкос снова зажигают вместе


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